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Col. Wilfred "Bill" Washington entered eternal rest peacefully on Friday, November 19, 2021 at the age of 74.
He was employed by the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Department for more than forty years, until he retired in 2013.
He is preceded in death by his parents Rosalie Perrier Williams and Wilfred Washington, Sr., Joseph and Blanche Jackson, and siblings Isaac Williams, Sheila Lopez, Glen Williams, and Larry Williams.
He leaves to cherish his memories, his loving and devoted wife of 37 years Betty Landry Washington; son: Gerald Paul Butler, Sr. (Benjamas Butler); daughter: Aundreé Washington of GA (daughter of Porcha Washington); Bonus Children: Phyllis Douglas (Rodney Charles Douglas, Sr.), Kim, and William Butler. Grandchildren: D'Aundra Felton (GA), Rodney Douglas, Jr. (CA), Myles Douglas, Jordan Douglas, Gerald Paul Butler, Jr. (MS), Lindsay Butler (MS), Blaise Butler, and Chorpetch Johprakone. Siblings Joseph Williams (Joycelyn Williams), Debra Britten, Rosalind Brooks, Terry Williams, and host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Public viewing at Rhodes Funeral Home Saturday November 27, 2021 at 12 noon. Service begins at 1:00PM.
Entombment at Mount Olivet Cemetery (4000 Norman Mayer Avenue, N.O.LA 70122)
Arrangements by D. W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 3933 Washington Ave. Please visit to sign the online guestbook.